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Friday, May 31, 2013

01. A Unique Way to Come Unto God

Note: This is one of a series of posts devoted to the study of D&C 93:1, and the first examining the phrase "cometh unto me".

D&C 93:1's first qualification to see the Lord ("forsaketh his sins") leaves us in a humble state.  We understand, in a deeply personal way, what Nephi thought and felt:
"Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.
And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted." (2 Nephi 4:17-19)
It's in this state that it can feel natural, at times, to NOT want to come unto God.

Believe me, I know.  There are times when it's difficult to be around anybody, including God.

A Self-Confession

For several years, I've suffered from a mild to moderate condition of what is known as "Reverse SAD", or Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Unlike regular SAD (which afflicts some during the winter months), Reverse SAD strikes some with depressive symptoms in the springtime.  I've read a ton of articles about Reverse SAD, and there doesn't seem to be any good, coherent, proven treatments for it.  Solid solutions for those with Reverse SAD tend to be elusive...

...except for me.

Just recently, I discovered a treatment which has helped me break through and rise above the dark clouds of depression, into the warmth, energy and light of the Son, and essentially Come Unto God under difficult circumstances.

Even better, it's a key strategy anyone -- young or old, LDS Church member or not, depressed or happy -- can use to fulfill D&C 93:1's requirement to "Cometh Unto Me".

Want a sure-fire method to naturally, almost effortlessly, come unto God?

This strategy was made very clear to me by an angel of mercy.

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. That was the best cliffhanger ever!!
    I am so eager to get your next post! ...Like never before!

    Thank you for all your posts, I enjoy them immensely! I especially enjoy the challenges you extend at the close of each post because I'm encouraged to "try" and "test" these things for myself and I love the feeling of being "invited" to do so.

    Your posts are indeed manna to my soul.
    Thank you for teaching me/us these principals with simplicity and clarity, so that even I can understand and put them to the test.

    You are an answer to my/our prayers.
    Thank you for being my/our angel of mercy!

    With warmest wishes and tender blessing,
    Lorrie Lou :)